PAT; Technology Manager/Teaching Lecturer, Meteorology
BS, Rutgers University; MS, Ohio State University
About Brendon Hoch
Brendon Hoch has been with the Judd Gregg Meteorology Institute (JGMI) since 2004. He is the chief systems architect for JGMI, responsible for managing an extensive array of computing server infrastructure. During his tenure, Brendon created an interactive mapwall for high resolution visualization of weather maps and other environmental data. He engineered a High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) for running the WRF numerical weather prediction model in real time. Brendon maintains 24/7 real time meteorological data ingestion via satellite/internet feeds and oversees development of the Plymouth State Weather Center, which provides weather products to an international audience.
Brendon manages a vast assortment of instrumentation for JGMI, including an AWOS, radiosonde system, and other surface based meteorological sensors. He works closely with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation in managing and maintaining the statewide Road Weather Information System. Brendon is also responsible for the design and maintenance of broadcast studio production facilities, including professional grade graphics systems and audio/video systems.
In addition to his regular duties, Brendon serves as a teaching lecturer. He has taught introductory meteorology courses and designed the current broadcast meteorology curriculum. Brendon also serves as a member of the graduate faculty, teaching students programming with shell scripts & Python and meteorological applications such as NCL, GrADS, IDV, Gempak, and LDM.
Brendon is an active participant in the meteorological community. He has served as the principal investigator on a number of research projects, authoring grants totaling over $50,000. He presents regularly at both professional meetings and community events and is a member of the American Meteorological Society.
Prior to arriving at Plymouth State, Brendon served as a systems analyst with the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor of meteorology at Bergen Community College (Paramus, NJ), and has also worked as a consultant.
In his spare time, Brendon enjoys golf, curling, camping and traveling.